Category Archives: learning difficulties

Parents and carers write to Queen over Birmingham skills centre closure threat

Outcry over city council funding threat to Forward 4 Work in Inkerman Street, Nechells

 

Karen Sawtell with her son Andrew Sawtell and Brian Herriott (left), chairman of the group
Karen Sawtell with her son Andrew Sawtell and Brian Herriott (left), chairman of the group

 

Angry parents and carers have written to the Queen in a desperate battle to save a Birmingham skills centre for adults with learning difficulties that faces the council axe.

Staff at Forward 4 Work in Inkerman Street, Nechells , have already been offered voluntary redundancy as the authority continues to slash costs across the city.

The centre, opened by Queen Elizabeth in 1981, provides vital training to help people with conditions including autism and Down syndrome into work.

Who will care for the disabled in years to come?

Who will care for the disabled in years to come?

Sunday 7 April 2013

 

WHO really cares about the future of our children and young adults who have profound learning disabilities as a consequence of severe epilepsy?

In Scotland, there are approximately 1,000 children and young adults under the age of 25 whose cognitive abilities are limited by the early onset of complex epilepsy in infancy. Most of these young people will have lifelong learning disabilities that will prevent them ever living independently, requiring round- the-clock care for the rest of their lives.

In childhood, naturally parents to want to care for their child with epilepsy. But as the complexities of the condition emerge and the damage of those early life seizures take their toll, parents begin to struggle. The family life they had hoped to enjoy as they raise their child (or children) slowly slips away from them.

My fight to save my son’s care

My fight to save my son’s care

 

 

BRAVE: Lorraine Zavadil from Throop with her severely disabled son Tarik BRAVE: Lorraine Zavadil from Throop with her severely disabled son Tarik

A BOURNEMOUTH mother, who cares full-time for her severely disabled son, has been invited to the House of Commons to share her experiences with MPs.

Lorraine Zavadil will tell politicians how she was forced to take legal action against Bournemouth council after it tried to slash her son’s care package.

She also hopes to describe the “insurmountable” pressure she and other parents of disabled children are under

The 53-year-old is one of around 50 people invited to the Right to Care? event.

The event will be attended by Esther McVey, Minister for Disabled People, and Edward Timpson, Minister for Chil-dren and Families, and it has been organised by campaigner Rosa Monckton and Irwin Mitchell Solicitors, who help-ed Lorraine win her 18-month battle with Bournemouth council.

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